INTERNATIONALTAKE OVER BID
I LANSTON TYPE COMPANY I GERALD GIAMPA I
¶ I PURCHASED the 'Lanston Type Library' from the type foundry of Mackenzie-Harris, 460 Bryant Street, San Francisco in 1989.
This is one of the several trucks rigged and loaded for the journey. While they were loading the machinery I managed to raise enough money to purchase Mackenzie-Harris. Some of the funds came from employees, other funds from their union. And then the total was matched by a patron. A church organ collector with a forty-five foot front door to his home. Then there was a misfortunate accident. My lawyers recommended an immediate retreat back to Vancouver with all the machinery.
Otherwise I would probably still be in San Francisco.
Andrew Hoyem of Arion Press, a tenant of the foundry luckily purchased the operation and has been successful with the venture.
But the Lanston Monotype Machine Company's punch cutting department went north to Canada.
DRAYAGE CARGO LIGHTER THAN THE PAPERWORK!